Bueu

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Location of Bueu
Concello de Bueu
municipality
Official seal of Concello de Bueu
Seal
Situation of Bueu within Galicia
Situation of Bueu within Galicia
Parroquias 5
Government
 • Alcalde (Mayor) Félix Juncal Novas(BNG)
Area
 • Total 30.81 km2 (11.90 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 12,483
 • Density 405.16/km2 (1,049.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
Website www.concellodebueu.org

Bueu is a municipality in Galicia, Spain, in the province of Pontevedra. Bueu belongs to the local region of O Morrazo together with Cangas do Morrazo, Moaña and Marín. It is located on the northern edge of the Morrazo peninsula. Its area is about 31 km2 and a population of around 13,003 inhabitants.

Vila de Bueu

History[edit]

There is evidence of archaeological finds dating back from the Paleolithic period. The forts on the island of Ons, Castrillon (Meiro), Bon (Beluso) and A Cividade are all of the Bronze Age. Subsequently are the Roman settlements of Pescadoira (recently excavated) and Meiro, with the altar stones dedicated to the Lares road.

Only by the age of the temples in Bueu we can approach the time when it became a parish. It is known that Bueu had a temple before the fourteenth century. In Beluso there is data concerning a cession in 1008. The Church of Cela is from the twelfth century. The old Hermelo priory had a temple in the twelfth century.

Etymology[edit]

As for the etymology of Bueu there are various opinions, but believed to be the closest is "marshy terrain".

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Coordinates: 42°19′N 8°47′W / 42.317°N 8.783°W / 42.317; -8.783